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Causation in Complex Systems

Posted By Russ Roberts On January 10, 2012 @ 1:23 pm In Complexity & Emergence | Comments Disabled

Jonah Lehrer explains [1] the challenge of determining causation in complex systems (HT: John Papola). The article focuses on medicine but it could have been written about macroeconomics. As Ed Leamer says, we are story-telling pattern-seeking animals. [2]

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[1] Jonah Lehrer explains: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/12/ff_causation/all/1

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